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Elitism & Humility — Jeremy Caris

Elitism has no place in the Church, except to be laid down at the altar. It must collapse every time it rises, and that collapse often comes in the form of a slow decline into spiritual dryness. It will slowly damper the voice of the Lord within until you hear less of Him and more…(Read More)

All Natural Church Growth Plan - Jeremy Caris

Church growth and building up the body are not necessarily the same things. In other words, church growth doesn’t build up the body; but building up the body will cause church growth. This may sound over-simplified, but I believe that if you equip and build up the people you have, the body will…(Read More)

Do Not Let Your Adorning Be External... — Jeremy Caris

“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” 1 Peter 3…(Read More)

Fivefold Ministry — Jeremy Caris

Fivefold Ministry

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Ephesians chapter four makes it clear that there are five expressions of the one ministry mantle of Christ: apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher (often referred to collectively as the fivefold ministry). Some in the Church today do not believe that people can operate in the office, or official capacity, of all five expressions any…(Read More)

Spiritual Narcissism — Caris Ministries | Jeremy Caris

Although narcissism is a broad subject, it is marked by an exaggerated self-importance and perceived superiority, abnormal levels of selfishness and entitlement, and extreme self-centeredness. Generally speaking, a narcissist is a person who thinks too highly of themselves and continuously feeds on the egotistic admiration from others, typically rooted in unresolved and exaggerated…(Read More)

Personal Update: Texas or Tennessee? — Jeremy Caris

We’ve been asked so many times if we are in Texas or Tennessee that I felt it was time to send out a public update. Long story short, we’re still in Tennessee. We did everything we could to sell our home and move to Texas, but in the end the Lord put that…(Read More)

Two Relationship Challenges of Prophets — Jeremy Caris

If you’re called as a prophet, chances are you’ve experienced two different relationship challenges in your life. If you haven’t yet, you likely will because you must learn that your identity does not rely on your gifts or performance. You are who God says you are regardless of how you are received…(Read More)

Your Gift Does Not Define You — Jeremy Caris

Your gift will make room for you, but you are not defined by what you can do. Your talents and abilities will open doors of opportunity but they do not equal your worth. Others will label you and categorize you based on all of those things, but you must never limit yourself to their perspective…(Read More)

We should always learn from others and value their experience, wisdom, insight, and guidance. But ultimately we need the whole counsel of God. But, what does that mean? What does that look like? …I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. Acts 20:27 (ESV) The Partial Counsel of God…(Read More)